Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena on the occasion of Local Self Governance Day here today said that the city will be made completely Wifi-enabled ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup here at Kalinga Stadium this year.
According to sources, the decision was taken earlier this year at a meeting held in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Besides, laying of fiber optic network along with 1800 Wi-Fi access points across the city is underway.
In a statement to the media, Jena said that BMC is also planning to introduce 100 more buses to the fleet of city buses for easier connectivity and hassle-free public transport facilities before the commencement of the mega sports event.
Jena also assured to deal with the water-logging problem and said it will be sorted out at the earliest as it has become a serious concern for the city-dwellers.
“The Smart city will be given a much smarter look as plans have already been finalised to paint the walls across 80-km stretch in and around the city ahead of Men’s Hockey World Cup. The walls will showcase the unique art, rich culture, and history of Odisha,” said the Mayor.
Notably, Odisha government is the chief patron of both the men and women hockey teams of India. Also being the host of the Men’s Hockey World Cup, all these major announcements have been made keeping in view the Hockey extravaganza event.